“Use me here”

So a lot of you know that I am a closet Christian music fan, and if not, well I’m coming out of the closet. I was praying and thinking tonight and heard this song, and though it’s not the most impressive musical piece, I remember playing it in worship the first year of seminary and remember how meaningful the lyrics were to me back then. They were equally confounding and meaningful tonight when I heard the song. The song is such a difficult prayer, the prayer of our lives, and I wanted to share it. The Christian life is so challenging, but this song brought a lot of things into focus for me tonight. May you be blessed by it, too.

Use Me Here

Use me here, where I am
I’m not gonna pray anymore that You’ll change your plans
Despite my fear, I place my life in Your hands
the future can wait, tomorrow might be too late,
So Jesus use me here

I lay my heart’s desires at Your feet, oh Lord
Take all the plans I’ve made and all my dreams
Blinded by triumphs of tomorrow I’ve let sin control today
So many drowning within reach, Father it’s time
You heard me say…

I tell myself I want to know Your will, oh Lord
Still I confess I’ve had plans of my own
But from now on I plan to listen to Your will and to obey
No matter what the future holds I’m gonna live for You today
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Written by Darin McWatters and Tim Brinkman
Copyright 1997 Antimony Music/Lustiminosity Music

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